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Getting started in FPV/Drone: MyGeekShow

Started this discussion. Last reply by UnmannedTechShop.co.uk Nov 18, 2011. 3 Replies

Hey guys! So 2012 is going to be MyGeekShow’s year of “Technology Aided Flight” where I’ll focus on going from just flying around the field, to full FPV and waypoint supported autopilot. I’m doing…Continue

Tags: My Geek Show, MyGeekShow

Is this a good FPV set up?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Brooks Jul 5, 2011. 2 Replies

This is what I'm thinking for my first FPV set up... anything that sticks out to you as good/bad? Airplane Tx: Turnigy 9x…Continue

Tags: My Geek Show, MyGeekShow, FPV

Model Airplane to Fly Across The United States!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Trent at MyGeekShow May 14, 2011. 8 Replies

I've decided its time to get serious. I've announced my new 5 year project: To fly an RC airplane 3,000 miles to cross the United States.Most of the flight will be FPV style, but 90% of the trip will…Continue

Bluecor Fan Fold Foam and Hot Glue: Good Building Materials?

Started Apr 9, 2011 0 Replies

I did an episode on the strength/properties/durability/etc. of Bluecor Fan Fold Foam and Hot Glue to test their ability to be good building materials for some future drone airplane I'll be building.…Continue

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John Campen commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"" @Tommy and Denny, I also have a hexa around 3kg and I am looking for new 4S batteries. Since your experience is quite different it would be nice if you could provide some details about your setups. Thanks in advance, Thorsten " Id…"
4 minutes ago
Seth commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st
"Perception is everything. I'm familiar with the project, watched the video, and only voiced a safety concern. "
30 minutes ago
Hugues commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st
"@Seth, you're wrong. This has been done totally safely and legally. Check the history of this before talking negatively. @Trent, looking forward to the next steps. Thx for posting."
58 minutes ago
Seth commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st
"Is the backstory relevant to safety concerns regarding what was presented in the video?"
2 hours ago
Darrell Burkey commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st
"Hey Trent! This is good news. Thanks for putting these together. If they are anything like your other videos I'm sure they will be great fun to watch. Wish I had half your energy. "
5 hours ago
Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st
"Hello Seth. Are you familiar with the USA trip project and MyGeekShow's history?"
5 hours ago
Seth commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st
"It appears that in this video you were flying from inside a moving vehicle, along a highway, without a visual observer, and possibly above 400' AGL. This is why we're going to get restrictive regulations. "
5 hours ago
Trent at MyGeekShow commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st
"@Quadzimodo Thanks! I'm looking forward to seeing if we take away the same learnings."
16 hours ago
Quadzimodo commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st
"Looking forward to learning more about the experience you gained as well as what you plan to do differently next time round."
16 hours ago
Trent at MyGeekShow posted a blog post

MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st

Finally! Time to publish and share my USA Trip Videos. I'll be releasing one each day starting December 1st through December 8th.You can watch in on:MyGeekShow's Website: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/MyGeekShowdotcomDIYDrones Blog Post: http://diydrones.com/profiles/blog/listFliteTest Article:…See More
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steve commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"is there a video of how to setup this battery pack?"
Nov 14
Bosnianbill commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"Quadzimodo & Graham,    Gentlemen, THANK YOU.  It appears I have TWO problems instead of just one.  First, I will replace the array with the drastically low voltage.  As you say, why take chances?  It may be only 1…"
Oct 10

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Graham Dyer commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"These cells are much more tolerant of low voltages than LiPo's so less damage occurs but there is very little capacity left after 3.2V, enough to keep a plane aloft at low current but maybe not enough for a copter? So as the others have…"
Oct 10
Quadzimodo commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"Hi Bosnianbill, I am no expert, nor am I an engineer. Looking at the total capacity you are getting there of your battery there is no doubt you have a serious problem. The fact that you end up with 3 paralleled 6P arrays at 3.5V and one at 2.55V…"
Oct 10
David Pawlak commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"Yeah Bosniabill.... you discharged to 3.0v per cell. hat is not good for the battery. You should stop short of the "knee". which is best to be no more than 3.2v per cell. I had my failsafe trigger set for 3.4, and when the failsafe…"
Oct 10
Bosnianbill commented on Trent at MyGeekShow's blog post NCR18650B - The Future of RC Aircraft Batteries?
"I could sure use some expert electrical advice...   Using brand new Panasonic 18650B 3400mAh cells I built a 4S6P pack for my endurance quad. I soldered it and was pretty careful with the heat, but can't rule that out as a potential…"
Oct 10

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MyGeekShow's Daily USA Trip Videos Start December 1st

Posted on November 24, 2014 at 4:20pm 8 Comments

Finally! Time to publish and share my USA Trip Videos. I'll be releasing one each day starting December 1st through December 8th.

You can watch in on:

MyGeekShow's Website: http://mygeekshow.com/usatrip/

YouTube Channel:…

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67% Funded - MyGeekShow Indiegogo USA Trip

Posted on April 26, 2014 at 8:54pm 7 Comments

Getting closer! Just about half way through the time on the USA trip indiegogo project (link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rc-airplane-flight-across-the-usa-mygeekshow), and just past 66% funded. I've added…

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MyGeekShow Raising Money on Indiegogo for Flight Across USA

Posted on April 21, 2014 at 7:30pm 34 Comments

It is time! With three years of research behind us and less than two months left before the first flight on June 16th, it is time to gather all the equipment, reservations and team members together to make the USA trip!!

See all the details here:…

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Emergency Auto Landing - APM saves sUAV

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 6:19am 38 Comments

Mayday! Mayday! I tested the FPV system on the Raptor140B, with nearly disastrous results. Luckily, the APM was onboard to save the day!



I added the 400mw 1.3Ghz FPV transmitter to the 140B, and took it for a test flight. Right after take off I had significant control issues,…

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Comment Wall (8 comments)

At 12:37pm on September 11, 2011,
Moderator
Brian
said…

Trent, check this post/project out.  I think it's right in line with your goal.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/thermopilot-project-a-thermal-hunter-glider-drone?id=705844%3ABlogPost%3A619448&page=2#comments

Regards - Brian

At 1:21pm on March 10, 2012, Stan Virgint said…

You have a cool channel I want to build a flying as well with center fuse for little more room

what are you using for your hot wire power supply?

Thanks Stan

At 10:47am on September 1, 2012, Earl said…
Put a voltage and current sensor on the telemetry! Use as a gas guage.
Looking good. Getting ready to drop X8 from balloon and control with joystick. I use 433mhz radios. Much longer range.
Earl
At 10:35am on July 24, 2013, roger gravel said…

thanks to take the time to explained how apm work you are a very generous person 

and your geek show is very proffessional 

At 4:52am on December 12, 2013,
MR60
Forrest Frantz
said…

Outstanding Trent. UAV across the US has a pioneer ring to it. Great.

Yes, the Li-Io will serve you well.  Nearly 50% more duration.

If you can afford it, buy a battery welder when you make yours or I think I saw someone on e-bay that will do the welding for you.  Panasonic does make the best one.  You can solder, but I'm not good enough to trust my skill.  There is a vent that might release if it gets too hot.  

Please keep me in touch with your build.  lt sounds exciting.

At 3:42pm on May 6, 2014, Scott Penrose said…

Hi Trent. Sorry to bug you here. Sent you a few emails re: Trip and Radios - can you check your spam please. Scott.

At 4:35pm on May 8, 2014, Swift said…

Good luck Trent! I wish you the best for the Adventure! thanks for your time to educate us with APM and other stuff. :)

At 3:51am on July 14, 2014, Dave Smith said…

I was thinking about your altitude change problems along the flight, and I have often wondered how you would set up for an auto-land at a lower altitude. Have you ever tried the "absolute(?)" check box? I believe you put in meters above sea level instead. I will try it out and let you know what I find.

I am also working on a very simple parachute mechanism that you might want to try out to soften your landings when the terrain gets rough.

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